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do carpenter bees sting or bite

A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Bee bite: Yes you can continue to breast feed

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Deadly: Call 911 for difficulty breathing, wheezing, tight throat, chest discomfort, difficulty swallowing, coughing, confusion, slurred speech or swelling o ... Read More
Dr. Andrew Murphy
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Varies: Sting reactions can vary from very mild to life threatening. About 50 people die each year in the US from string reactions.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Calendula cream or ointment may help soothe and heal the bite. You can find it in any health food store.
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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Bites: Bites from bee or other hymenoptera species usually hurt. Benadryl, cool compress and NSAID. As long as it is not swelling more or you are not having ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not unusual: This is not that uncommon a reaction from a sting. If it does not have pus in it, the problem will likely resolve in a few days. If the problem is per ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brad Goldenberg
36 years experience Pediatrics
Prob not: Make sure you pulled the head of the tick out of the skin and ask you doc next steps. You can treat ahead of any symptoms and skin changes or just wai ... Read More
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Dr. Ellen Altenburg
31 years experience Pediatrics
Typically just obser: You need to make sure she doesn't have a severe allergic reaction ( facial swelling, difficulty breathing, hives). If this happens, call 911. Otherwis ... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Hello : Hello i can't diagnose the cause of your symptoms. There could still be swelling in the area a of nerve that could be responsible for the sharp pain i ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Long
9 years experience Internal Medicine
Itch: Likely a histamine (allergic) response to bee sting.
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Cold/anti-histamine: A cold compress at the site reduces the "itch" messages that go to the brain. An anti-histamine can help reduce itching over time.

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